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a six-figure income. she alone is responsible to pay her monthly bills. she is scary to the obama reelection campaign. she is economically savvy. she is part of the ownership investors society. she is part of his upside down approval rating on the economy. yes, they took her and scared her into believing that the republicans want to deny you contraception. denied you a portion. control your life. they talk to women for the links down an entire year create -- from the waist down for an entire year. they took her and brought her back. let me just say two quick things. i do have blinders on women. true things about women voters. go back to 2010, a majority of women voted republican. two years later, after obama carried women by 13 points, a majority of women voted republican. more women voted republican than democratic at the congressional level. what was the message? did anybody talk about abortion or contraception in 2010? of course not. it was spending and the debt. think about what the messages where that compelled women. government spending too much money. the bailout suspending
, a tiny. let me say something about the economy for a moment. it was, exhibit a -- obama is upside down in his approval ratings on every economic ratings measure. is accepted that he had a negative approval on taxes, spending, gas prices, he was upside down. we were not the only people who knew that. they were going to do something about that. then it was, the economy is number one to 42%. romney has been a job creator. he has made things. he has hired and fired people. he knows how things around. he will put that experience to washington. there are a couple of things wrong with that. one is, the economy by itself got romney and obama 43% and 42% each. you need over 50% to win. and i think we stopped right there. the obama keep -- the obama people kept adding more with abortion, hurricane sandy. they were able to get and realize that although the economy is the most important, that is not all. voters do not go into the ballot box and only choose one issue as to why -- where do people who believe in free well, human reason, and intelligence and your ability to walk, to gum, and a shovel
. you said all elections come down to the economy. you can make the argument president obama centered his candidacy on social issues. what about today with the fiscal environment the united states is facing? what we have better discussions during these debates that centered more on the economy? >> i think in the end, this one did come down to the economy. the president may be basing his second term on social issues. if you take his inauguration speech as a guidepost to where he wants to go from here. but i did not hear him to talk a lot during the campaign. the economy began to get better. i did not see him spending a lot of time talking about gay rights during the election. i did not hear him talk very much about gun control. i think it was mentioned once in one of the debates. i think they thought they had to get -- what they concentrated on, in some ways, this was not so much an election about issues as it was about identifying their voters and getting their voters to the polls and recognizing the demographics in this country were changing dramatically. they figured that out and ho
where countries have to take steps before they go to war. they cannot act unilaterally. the obama and bush administrations have torn that structure down. what is left is the state of nature. the american government that played such a key role in developing this international law is returning the world to a state of nature where the strongest country does whatever it wants. you have to ask yourself -- what happens when we are no longer the strongest country? what happens when there is another country that has drones and wants to use them in the same way? host: from twitter -- guest: on fortunately, that is the view of many people and i am not saying it is wrong. there are good people in congress, people who care, but there are frankly, a lot of bad people. there are some uniquely bad people there who do not really think about these issues. i work a lot in congress. if you rely on congress to protect your rights, you know nothing of history. congress has never been a protector of civil liberty. what is dangerous now is that you have a president with the democratic party who is a cer
. and others that democrats are not really on board. alternative energy agenda that the obama administration is pursuing as well. and on health care, there are particular parts of obamacare that congress may be able to slow down or stop. the piece is mostly a report on what the administration is doing, but it gives guidance to congress. one thing republicans in congress needs to think about is what they can accomplish in by sized chunks. there will not change health care in a conservative direction in the next four years or reform entitlements. can they accomplish a few good things that also point the way towards bigger things later? i thing maybe they can. host: our guest is bill kristol. our next call is from frederick, maryland, peter is on the republican line. thanks for waiting. caller: how are things? host: fine. sounds like you're listening to us on c-span radio. caller: yes, sir. it's good to listen to, but it plays havoc on my blood pressure. republicans have been losing for 30 years or more. they are up against a very liberal education system as well as a very liberal media in gene
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